The VA offers a variety of benefits and support systems for veterans and their families. https://www.va.gov/
The Post 119 Service Officers can assist you in researching and understanding these services.
One service provided by the VA is the Vet Center network. Life isn't always easy after a deployment. That's where Vet Centers can help. Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.
The National American Legion website offers information and links regarding numerous benefits for Veterans and their families.
The Larimer County Veterans' Service Office provides services to veterans and their families. They provide assistance with:
They are advocates for veterans, their families and survivors.
David Fry, Veterans Services Coordinator
Larimer County Courthouse
Larimer County Veterans Services
200 West Oak Street, Suite 5000
PO Box 1190 (mail) Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190
970-498-7394 • 970-498-7395
The Boulder County Veterans Services Office develops and submits claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, pension, death pension, medical benefits, burial benefits, insurance, education, home loans, records requests, and various benefits through other government agencies.
They will assist any veteran or dependent in the proper completion of applications for Veteran’s benefits, assist in the development and securing of all evidence and documents necessary for the adjudication of claims.
Apply at either of the locations below, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants may walk in or call for an appointment at either office or for home visits.
4999 Pearl E. Cir. Suite 106
Boulder, CO 80301
515 Coffman Street
Longmont, CO 80501
For veterans or family members of veterans, a copy of military records is required to take advantage of any benefits that are offered. Those can be obtained through the following links:
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/resources/HomelessResources.aspx
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The VA has a program to provide trained service dogs for Veterans suffering from PTSD.
The following websites offers information on substance abuse among veterans.
Flinch Forward is an organization for both US Military Veterans and First Responders. It's a mission-oriented nonprofit that offers its members opportunities to continue their mission through community engagement, service and leadership.